Michael Surtees is a Product Design Director and practitioner of user experience design (UXD) based in NYC. He is currently leading Product Design at Dataminr, a company that is a certified Twitter partner using their firehose for clients in the areas of News, Finance and Public Service. Since 2005 Michael has published his thoughts on design at Design Notes. Topics of interest range from people's daily experiences with technology to typography to photography among many others. The 140 character version of what he's finding interesting can be found on Twitter at @MichaelSurtees. Photos are shared on VSCO, Flickr and Instagram. When not designing, writing, or shooting photos, he loves cycling in and around the city. He can be reached at michael at michaelsurtees dot com.